California senator and former Montreal high-schooler Kamala Harris has been chosen as Joe Biden’s running mate in the upcoming 2020 presidential election.
The 55-year-old Californian senator becomes the first Black and South Asian woman on a major presidential ticket in US history.
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Harris announced her own run for the White House in January, before ending it in the spring of 2020 and endorsing Biden.
I have the great honor to announce that I’ve picked @KamalaHarris — a fearless fighter for the little guy, and one of the country’s finest public servants — as my running mate.
— Joe Biden (@JoeBiden) August 11, 2020
Harris lived in Quebec during the 1970s and 80s while attending Westmount High School. During that time, her mother, Shyamala, was a teacher at McGill University.
.@JoeBiden can unify the American people because he’s spent his life fighting for us. And as president, he’ll build an America that lives up to our ideals.
I’m honored to join him as our party’s nominee for Vice President, and do what it takes to make him our Commander-in-Chief.
— Kamala Harris (@KamalaHarris) August 11, 2020